New Arrivals · Crafts

October 23, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

101 kids activities that are the bestest, funnest ever! : the entertainment solution for parents, relatives & babysitters

October 22, 2014
Homer, Holly, author.
Salem, MA : Page Street Publishing Co., 2014.
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Machine generated contents note: One.Boredom Busters -- Two.Crafts -- Three.Games -- Four.Simple Science.
Never again will you hear the all too common call of, I'm bored! with this kid pleaser for many ages. Whether your kid is 3, 5 or 12 years old it's hard to keep them entertained all day, or even for a few hours. But now, when they ask to watch television because they're bored, you'll have the perfect solution with this book. 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! has time tested, exciting activities to keep your children laughing and learning for hours. Activities range from catapult competitions and spray bottle freeze tag to how to make tissue box monster shoes and melted crayon fabric art. And with outdoor and indoor activities and tips for adjusting according to your child's age, you'll have hours and hours of never-ending fun with your family. This parenting life raft is the perfect way to spend enjoyable quality time with your kids, no matter their age.

Make and takes for kids : 50 crafts throughout the year

October 20, 2014
LeBaron, Marie.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons Inc., c2012.
136 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
January -- February -- March -- April -- May -- June -- July -- August -- September -- October -- November -- December.
Step-by-step instructions with color photographs for fifty kid-friendly crafts arranged by the month of the year.

Clay charm magic! : 25 amazing, teeny-tiny projects to make with polymer clay

October 20, 2014
Jiang, Helga, author.
122 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Faux-knit pattern -- Teddy bear -- Blueberry pie -- Strawberry jam-filled cookies -- Chocolate chip cookie --Double cheeseburger -- Blueberry muffin -- Three peas in a pod -- Skunk -- Magician's rabbit hat -- Panda -- Peanut butter & jelly friendship charms -- Strawberry chortcake -- S'mores -- Fox -- Donuts -- Cat -- Red velvet cupcake -- Hedgehog -- Polar bear -- Chocolate-dipped strawberry -- Rainbow cake -- Pizza -- Macaron -- Hot dog.
The ultimate book for adorable clay charm instruction! Clay charms are taking the world by storm, and there's no sign of slowing down for these bite-sized bits of fun! From Helga Jiang, creator of megahit clay charm instructional videos, these projects are handpicked for the best in clay-making fun. Easy to make and fun to wear, these addictive ideas will have you kneading, twisting, and shaping for hours on end. Learn how to create all sorts of charms.

Last-minute survival secrets : 128 ingenious tips to endure the coming apocalypse and other minor inconveniences

October 17, 2014
Green, Joey.
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press Incorporated, [2014]
pages cm

Crafty dolls

October 17, 2014
Bull, Jane, 1957- author.
London : DK Publishing, 2014.
125 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Lottie rag dolls -- Knitted dolls -- Dolly mixtures -- Knitting and sewing know-how.

Present perfect : 25 gifts to sew & bestow

October 16, 2014
White, Betz.
Ft. Collins, CO : Interweave, [2014]
159 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Seed bead chic : 25 elegant projects inspired by fine jewelry

October 14, 2014
Katz, Amy.
New York : Lark Jewelry and Beading, [2014]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Upscale, elegant, CHIC: these 25 handcrafted projects look like the fine jewelry you'd find in high-end boutiques. But why splurge when all it takes to make them are some seed beads and intermediate-to-advanced skills? Featuring a variety of stitches--including the author's newly created right-angle ladder stitch--these stunning pieces cover everything from earrings to brooches. Gorgeous photographs, diagrams, and helpful tips make the beading process simple and pleasurable!"-- Provided by publisher.

The beader's guide to jewelry design : a beautiful exploration of unity, balance, color & more

October 14, 2014
Deeb, Margie.
New York : Lark Jewelry & Beading, an Imprint of Sterling Publishing, [2014]
152 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Washi tape : 101+ ideas for paper crafts, book arts, fashion, decorating, entertaining, and party fun!

October 14, 2014
Cerruti, Courtney.
Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, [2014].
128 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
If you have never heard of washi tape, get ready to enter a bright new world of paper crafts! Originating in Japan, washi paper is stronger than wood-pulp paper making it perfect for use in projects like origami and scrapbooking. The tape is low tack and slightly transparent, and add in a mix of adorable colors and patterns, a brilliant way to make all of your crafts even better. Perfect to use for parties. See how to create invitations, gift wrap, and goodie bags. Holidays have never been more colorful with ideas for ornaments, window adornments, and even garland. Decorations for your home and office are easy and inexpensive when you use washi tape. Wall décor, borders and lampshades can become unique works of art and give your home a personal touch. You can even use washi tape in fashion. Dress up your glasses, shoes and jewelry using these simple ideas and designs. And because it's safe to use on delicate items, washi tape is great for personalized gifts like vases and photo albums. Washi Tape by Courtney Cerruti offers 101 amazing ideas that will make this new craft tape your new favorite thing. It's safe to use almost anywhere and great fun for children!

Paper monsters & curious creatures : 30 projects to copy, cut, and fold

October 14, 2014
Hayakawa, Hiroshi, 1962-
New York, NY : Lark an imprint of Sterling Publishing, [2014]
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Pinterest perfect! : creative prompts & pin-worthy projects inspired by the artistic community of Pinterest

October 13, 2014
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Features the artwork, projects, and inspirational designs of talented artists and crafters, each of whom enjoys a sizeable fan base in the digital space and elsewhere. Filled with step-by-step projects, tutorials, art tips, and crafting techniques on everything from drawing, painting, and illustration to mixed media, typography, and papercrafts, each featured artist shares her unique art style. Each section features a brief introduction to the artist, followed by four to six easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects and/or art techniques. Open practice pages at the end of each section invite readers to brainstorm, sketch, and collect inspiration for their own artistic projects.

Make it mighty ugly : exercises & advice for getting creative even when it ain't pretty

October 10, 2014
Werker, Kim P., author.
Seattle : Sasquatch Books, [2014]
xvi, 219 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Name the demons. Heroes ; Villains ; Mighty ugly -- Make stuff. You're creative, let's make something ; Mistakes and squirming! They're so great! -- Keep on making stuff. Establish a regular practice ; Show and tell ; The continuing battle ; Sustenance -- Final thoughts.
"Fans of DIY projects and crafts will conquer their fear of failure and create their own masterpieces using this fun and inspiring handbook. Get Crafty. Make Great Stuff. Be Creative! The number one fear of all creative types--crafters, DIYers, makers, artists--is that failure lurks right around the corner. Crafty blogger and creativity guru Kim Piper Werker urges everyone to pick up their pen or paintbrush or scissors and make something mighty ugly: get that "failure" out of the way. This friendly book offers up a multi-pronged approach to overcoming creative fears through inspiring essays and anecdotes, interviews, exercises and prompts, and sage advice from all over the creative spectrum to help individuals slay their creative demons"-- Provided by publisher.

Christmas all through the South

October 9, 2014
New York, NY : Oxmoor House : Time Home Entertainment, Inc., [2014]
399 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Includes recipe and subject indexes.
Joyful anticipation -- Delightful destinations -- Heartfelt gatherings -- Sparkling celebrations -- Festive recipes.
"The quintessential Southern Christmas experience comes to life on the pages of Christmas All Through the South with delicious recipes, fascinating destinations, elegant decorations, and gracious hospitality. Stunning images and an enchanting narrative bring the beauty and the flavor of the season together."--Jacket flap.

Back to basics : a complete guide to traditional skills

October 7, 2014
528 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm

Homesteading : a backyard guide to growing your own food, canning, keeping chickens, generating your own energy, crafting, herbal medicine, and more

October 1, 2014
v, 522 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
The home garden. Planning a garden ; Improving your soil ; Conserving water ; Mulching in your garden and yard ; Organic gardening ; Start your own vegetable garden ; Start your own flower garden ; Planting trees ; Container gardening ; Rooftop gardens ; Terracing ; Raised beds ; Growing plants without soil ; Pest and disease management ; Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Bees to your Garden ; Harvesting your garden ; Community Garden ; Farmers' Markets -- Pantry. Eating Well -- Food Co-Ops ; Canning ; Drying and freezing ; Edible wild plants and mushrooms ; Make your own foods ; Sharing your Bounty -- The backyard farm. Chickens ; Ducks ; Turkeys ; Beekeeping ; Goats ; Sheep ; Llamas -- Simple structures for your land. Doghouses ; Birdhouses ; Simple stables ; Poultry houses ; Fences, gates, and pens ; Basic bridges ; Tool sheds and workshops ; Smokehouses ; Root cellars ; Treehouses and Brush Houses ; Trellises ; Weathervanes -- Energy. Solar energy ; Wind energy ; Hydropower ; Geothermal energy ; Composting toilets ; Greywater -- Crafts. Handmade candles ; Making your own soap ; Potpourri From Your Garden ; Pottery basics ; Handmade Jewelry ; Knitting ; Bookbinding ; Tying knots ; Kites ; Boomerangs ; Toboggans ; Preserving Flowers ; Cornhusk Dolls ; Basketweaving ; Marketing your Skills -- Well-being. Herbal medicine ; Natural Disasters ; First aid ; Managing and Reducing Stress ; Massage ; Interior Design -- Stenciling ; Wallpapering ; Lighting ; Feng Shui ; Intentional Communities.
Wherever you live - farm, suburb, or even city - The Homesteading Handbook will show you how to embrace a more self-sufficient lifestyle. Learn to plan, plant, and harvest your own organic garden. Enjoy fruits and vegetables year-round by canning, drying, and freezing. Build and install alternate energy devices such as solar panels or geothermal heat pumps. Who doesn't want to shrink their carbon footprint, save money, and eat fresh, homegrown food whenever possible? Even readers who are very much on the grid will embrace this fully-illustrated guide on the basics of living the good, clean life. From beekeeping to basket weaving to baking, this handy guide has everything you need to experience the satisfaction that comes with self-sufficiency, as well as the assurance that you have done your part to help keep our planet green.--COVER.

Teach yourself visually more jewelry making : techniques to take your projects to the next level

September 30, 2014
Michaels, Chris Franchetti.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2012.
307 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Beginning with a concise overview of jewelry making tools and essential techniques, the book gives you technique-specific chapters covering: basic metal work, metal cold connections, sculpting with metal clay, embellishing metal, designing with chain, using adhesives, and working with art glaze, resin, and leather. Plus, a final chapter devoted to example projects gives you instruction for making 12 unique pieces to add to your jewelry collection.

Tape it & wear it : 60 duct tape activities to make and wear

September 15, 2014
Morgan, Richela Fabian.
Haupauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, [2014].
128 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"A Quintet book"--Title page verso.
We've seen it all, duct tape toys, wallets, cell phone cases, and tote bags--all amazingly creative projects that prove just how versatile this tool drawer staple can be, and it doesn't end there. Trend watchers have spotted the next stage of the duct tape revolution...and they're not just watching it, they're wearing it! Duct tape clothing has been featured on shows like Project Runway, on red carpets across the nation, and even at proms. Who better to demonstrate this technique than the duct tape diva herself Richela Fabian Morgan! Picking up where her two previous titles, Tape It & Make It and Tape It & Make More left off, Richela puts her infinite creativity to work to show us how to make completely hip, uniquely wearable skirts, hats, vests, and more out of duct tape. Easy to follow instructions, tips on tools and supplies, more than 500 full-color illustrations, and 60 amazing projects, makes Tape It & Wear It is a must have for crafty style mavens and fearless fashionistas everywhere.

Scissors, paper, craft : 30 pretty projects all cut, folded, and crated from paper

September 15, 2014
Leech, Christine.
Haupauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, [2014].
128 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm

Cutest ever baby toys to knit : over 20 adorable projects

September 15, 2014
Pierce, Val, author.
North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square Books, [2014].
95 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm

Country style : home décor and rustic crafts, from chandeliers to coffee tables, bedcovers to bulletin boards ; bohemian, industrial, elegant, shabby chic

September 10, 2014
Örnberg, Anna, author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2014]
143 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
"First published in 2011 as 'Inred lantligt på ditt eget sätt' by Anna Örnberg, Bokförlaget Semic, Sundbyberg, Sweden"--Title page verso.
Casual country romance -- Be a bookworm -- Silver shine -- Wings from a guardian angel -- Lovely lampshades -- Rugged romantic -- Tick tock-- time is precious -- Fancy dressing -- Fun and colorful -- Crochet a granny square -- Shabby freestyle -- Letters & numbers XL -- Industrial finery -- Make it metal -- Starry eyed -- A cheeky chalkboard -- Rope tricks -- A little less than perfect -- Breathe new life into old pallets -- Furniturus mobilis -- Military madness -- Romantic and elegant -- Stylish silhouettes -- Glistening gray -- The pride of The forest -- Creative style clash.
"A beautiful, rustic home isn't hard to create. With a splash of color, some pieces that pop, and a little bit of inspiration, even the most standard unit can be flipped into a country haven. Try elegant whites, industrial details, grandiose patterns, or some shabby chic. It's fun and easy to accomplish, and the results will make you proud. Liven up your space with such projects as: Vintage silhouette art; Antique book decor; Military bed covers; Doorframe bulletin boards; Wallpapering, crocheting, decoupage, and more! So take a quick trip to the flea market, the thrift store, or even the attic--it'll trigger the impulse to decorate! Plus, crafting and decorating is the best form of stress-relief. Paint, sew, sand, sculpt--work with your hands to clear your mind and make your home beautiful in the process. Featuring patterns, step-by-step instructions, and over one hundred photos, Country Style is the perfect how-to for decorators of all experience levels and with any type of home"-- Provided by publisher.

Beaded bracelets : 25 dazzling handcrafted projects

September 10, 2014
Jalajas, Claudine McCormack.
149 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.

Artful Christmas : 30 elegant craft projects

September 8, 2014
Wasinger, Susan, author.
Asheville : Lark, 2014.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
Celebrate a merry Christmas in an artfully decorated home! Crafters will feel the joy as they make 30 elegant yet incredibly easy projects out of the most affordable and accessible materials. Deck the halls with a lacy air dried clay wreath, a stamped muslin bag Advent calendar, festive felt stockings, sparkling paper ornaments, a glittered garland, and other items beautiful and bright.

Glitterville's handmade christmas : a glittered guide for whimsical crafting!

September 8, 2014
Brown, Stephen, author.
181 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Have yourself a Glittery Little Christmas -- with twenty new whimsical, winter-wonderful projects from the Craft Elves at Glitterville! Following the success of "Glitterville's Handmade Halloween," Glitterville is back for the sparkliest holiday of all! "Glitterville's Handmade Christmas" is as bursting as a mantle-hung stocking with twenty new whimsical, winter-wonderful craft projects that will fill your home with sleighfuls of cheer. Hundreds of beautiful, easy-to-follow, step-by-step full-color photos and how-tos make the crafting fun and the results foolproof. From a Jolly Dolly Holly Wreath or a charming Glittery Village you can nestle into its own Sparkle Forest, to the frostiest Magic Snow and the jolliest pine-cone-bodied Glitter Gnome, "yule" find everything you need to make your home glisten and shine this holiday season!

Recycled chic : 30 simple ways to recycle, renew, and reinvent your pre-loved fashions

September 8, 2014
McKittrick, Amanda.
150 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Reprint. Originally published in 2012 by Murdoch Books, an imprint of Allen & Unwin Pty Limited.
Take a creative plunge and explore the possibilities to refashion your wardrobe with these unique, yet simple, projects.

Shell art : a handbook for making shell flowers, mosaics, jewelry, and other ornaments

September 5, 2014
Krauss, Helen K.
New York : Dover Publications, 1976.
128 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.

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